Dallas Police and Fire Pension System Leaders Will Get Severance, Although Jobs Aren't Over Yet

During the heated battle with city leaders and state lawmakers over the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System's future in February, board members cut a deal with Executive Director Kelly Gottschalk.The board wanted Gottschalk to stick around and fight hard for them on a bill to save the system from insolvency. So the board agreed to prepay Gottschalk her severance money if the city wrested control away from the board from police and firefighters. They feared the city wouldn't honor her already existing severance agreement once they took over."There is a deep distrust between the city and the employees of the pension board," said Brian Hass, a fire trustee. "We felt it was important to protect the executive staff and fight for the employees of the pension board."  Continue reading...

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